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For the test, ALL lecture material is fair game for test questions, as is material from the readings.  Book chapters  include 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  To help you study from the book, focus on these areas below: Review Situational Metatheory Lloyd Bitzer said “a work of rhetoric…comes into existence for the sake of something beyond itself; it  functions ultimately to produce action or change in the world; it performs some task.” Bitzer identified three features that encompassed all of the relevant variables in a rhetorical situation:  exigence, audience, and constraints.  Know the difference between the stoic and epicurean styles. Be familiar with what the Romans meant by their theory of decorum. Know the difference between mystics and sophists. Who was Aspasia?
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Unformatted text preview: Know what Plato means by a reductionist theory of language Pay particular attention to the Phaedrus and the Gorgias in the section on Plato Know what the major Aristotelian works are about (Poetics, Nicomachean Ethics, Organon, Analytics, Politics, De Anima)—just enough so that if I gave an example of subject matter you could place it. What is dictamin? Be familiar with the discussion of Topoi in the chapter on Aristotle. We went over stasis in class, but be familiar with the examples in the stasis section used in the book. How did Boethius, Cassiodorus, Alcuin, Notker, Jesus, and Roger Bacon help develop rhetorical theory? Keep it simple. Definitely pay attention to those persons you see in the book that we also cover in class....
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